SoftSide Magazine Issue 48 (Computer Graphics) (September 1982). The Electronic Renaissance: The Future Impact of Computers on Art and Culture (Many "authorities" have speculated that the age of computers and technology will bring the decay of the family and our appreciation of the beauty of life. Saul Bernstein, one of the best known figures in microcomputer graphics, offers some startling predictions of the opposite effect.) - Saul Bernstein, My Side of the Page (Lance continues his review of modems with his comments on the Hayes Smart Modem. He also offers his views on documentation for software packages, with an accurate parallel to instruction manuals for other consumer products.) - Lance Micklus, Entertainment Tomorrow - (In Home Movies, the authors postulate on a unique service to be available in the future — a studio in which you and a computer produce your own movies.) - Fred D'Ignazio and Allen L. Wold, An Artist Eyes the Computer (Artists often shudder when they think of facing the computer screen. This author has not only faced the screen, but conquered it. She offers a step-by-step guide for approaching this new medium.) - Ame Choate Flynn, Machine Head - Spyder Webb, Editorial, Input/Output, Hints and Enhancements, General Information (Concerning SoftSide Line Listings, SWAT and Media Versions), Bugs, Worms & Other Undesirables, New Products, Market/Side, Advertisers Index, Enhanced Disk Version - HI-RES CHARACTER GENERATOR (If you've ever wanted to insert text or special characters in your hi-res displays, this is the program for you.) (Apple) - Kerry Shetline, SHAPE WIZARD (Create amazing shapes on your screen and manipulate them like a wizard. This program brings magic to your fingertips.) (Apple) - Brent Iverson, DEFENSE (Apple translation by Jordan Drachman. Aliens are invading the moon and threaten the earth. Your assignment — destroy as many alien ships as possible. Strap yourself in front of your screen and start shooting!) (Apple) - Greg Schroeder, Review of GRAPHICS PROCESSING SYSTEM (Apple) - Gary Bradley, Review of THE COMPLETE GRAPHICS SYSTEM/SPECIAL EFFECTS (Apple) - Ame Choate Flynn, Enhanced Disk Version - ILIST (Programs dumped to a printer using the LLIST command are often difficult to read and nearly impossible to understand. This invaluable utility will format your listings so that they make logical sense. Debugging will become a joy.) (S-80) - Joe Iwanski, GRAPHIC WRITER (With this program, you'll be able to draw complex images on your screen with the ease of paper and pencil, then print them out on your printer.) (S-80) - Darwin Collins, Review of TRS-80 GRAPHICS FOR THE MODEL I AND III (S-80) - Margaret Grothman, Enhanced Disk Version - PARANOIA (You're trapped in a seemingly endless maze, faced by alien creatures. Every time you shoot one of them, he rematerializes. It's enough to make you Paranoid.) (Atari) - Michael Moody, SPIRALGRAPHICS (You can bring exciting and colorful geometric patterns to your screen and printer with this little gem.) (Atari) - Sheldon Leemon and Tom Giese, Article - FLIKER (This tutorial on multiple-display graphics will teach you how to have sixteen colors on your screen in any graphics mode.) (Atari) - Duane King, Review of COLOR PRINT (Atari) - by Richard Nichols, Review of DRAW PIC (Atari) - David N. Plotkin, Review of PAINT (Atari) - J. Harmon Grahn, Review of 3-D SUPERGRAPHICS (Atari) - Scott A. Berfield.